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Former Mayor of Trafford supports lifesaving children’s charity

The former Mayor of Trafford, Chris Boyes, has raised over £4,000 to support the lifesaving missions of the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

The incredible amount was raised throughout Chris’ time in office, as he had chosen the national service as one of the charities of the year to support during 2022 – 2023.  He held a variety of events throughout the year – including a Fashion Show – taking the total amount raised to an amazing £4,144.95 to support the children’s charity and help to save the lives of critically ill babies and children across the UK.

“I was delighted to be able to support the Children’s Air Ambulance after learning of its existence when Kim, one of the charity’s Community Fundraisers gave a talk to the Rotary Club of Altrincham,” said Chris Boyes.

“Having visited its base at Gamston Airport, I have seen first-hand the vital service the children’s charity provides. I am completely in awe of the cutting edge paediatric and neonatal care and high-speed transport they and the Clinical Partner Teams they work alongside provide to critically ill babies and children up and down the country.”

“They deserve all the support possible from the local community, as without the lifesaving service they provide many of the babies and children wouldn’t survive,” he added.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

The charity works alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including the North West & North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS), an NHS children’s intensive care transport team covering the north of Wales, the north-west of England and transfers from the Isle of Man.

Community Fundraising Executive for the charity, Kim Wright said:

“We would like to say a big thank you to Chris and his team for all their support and the amazing donation they made to our charity. We receive no government or National Lottery funding and rely solely on the support of local communities and clubs to raise the funds needed for each lifesaving mission.”

“The funds they raised will support more than one lifesaving mission, crucially meaning a critically ill baby or child will receive the specialist care they need” she expressed.

To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.